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Buffalo man arrested on drug charges while out on bail

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Posted at 9:23 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 09:23:53-05

A Buffalo man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested on drug charges while out on bail, according to the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

52-year-old Eric Jones, of Buffalo, is charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell, two felony counts of criminal possession of a narcotic, a felony count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and a vehicle and traffic law violation.

On March 2, the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit initiated a traffic stop on William Street in the Town of Cheektowaga and executed a search warrant. The search discovered approximately an ounce of cocaine in his possession.

The narcotics unit, accompanied by members of Buffalo Police Department’s Narcotics Unit, executed another search warrant at his home on Box Avenue in the City of Buffalo. During that search, the team recovered an additional amount of cocaine, approximately a half kilo of fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and about $12,000.00 in U.S. Currency.

Jones was out on bail at the time of this latest arrest. He posted a $10,000.00 bail/bond following a Buffalo Police arrest in November 2019 for criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell and other drug-related charges.

Jones has been arrested 22 times with 19 misdemeanor convictions and one felony conviction. Many of those arrests and convictions were drug-related.

Jones is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment for the March 2 arrest.